May 23, 2012

Exploring the Music Spectrum

This fall I'm starting up my Winnipeg-arts-focused radio show Heartbeat. It's going to require me to interview local musicians (among others) which is something I don't feel entirely comfortable doing. I'm not a very 'musical' person (tunes carried but bucket required) and my hope for Heartbeat is to approach interviews from a place of knowledge. And not cheese off local musicians (I hear drummers are trouble... or is that just when you're dating them?).

I'm reading music reviews and interviews this summer as prep, but I'm also open to advice. Do you have any tips, suggestions, pet peeves or sacred cows when it comes to music interviews? Or useful graphic aids, like the one below?

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